Flogging Miley 2
“I am not very good at keeping secrets at all! If you want your secret kept do not tell me!” — Miley Cyrus
“I was once asked if I could slip an LSD pill in Nasser’s drink.” — Miles Copeland Jr.
Miles Copeland Jr. met Lorraine Adie while she was working under her academic cover for Britain’s Special Operations Executive and he was working for US Army intelligence stationed in England. They married and had three children, Miles, Ian, and Stewart. The three brothers would work together and become legends in the music industry.
Copeland Jr’s. sons certainly seemed to have a sense of humor about their father’s occupation. Copeland III named his company Copeland International Arts (CIA), Ian named his Frontier Booking International (FBI), and Stewart famously played drums for The Police, led by a man called “Sting” signed to the International Records Syndicate (IRS) label.
In March 1980, the Police began their first world tour, which included places which had seldom hosted foreign performers, including Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece and Egypt. The tour would be subsequently documented in the film The Police Around the World.
“The next time you go to a Police concert, say, one like that in Shea Stadium with 70,000 young minds open to whatever The Police decide to put into them, you can answer that question for yourself.” — Miles Copeland Jr.
In 1975, Senators Frank Church and Ted Kennedy chaired the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, called the Church Committee. A decade after the assassination of JFK and a few years after the assassination of RFK, a series of damaging revelations about the CIA activities were revealed to the public. The most sensational, but perhaps the least significant, were relevations of the CIA assassinating, or attempting to assassinate, foreign leaders. Long standing and widespread rumors of the CIA assassinating domestic political figures were not touched in respectable media.
Later, Miles Copeland would give interviews downplaying the scandals and play up the CIA as an inefficient bureaucracy of bumbling fools too soft-hearted to do what needs to be done in a dangerous world.
I think it has probably dawned on Church, since he’s not a complete crook, just a 50 percent crook, that this idea of pointing out CIA’s assassination attempts is nonsense. The CIA hasn’t assassinated anybody. What has happened, however, is that if you’re in the CIA you work with some pretty strange people. The CIA would work with the devil if they were going to accomplish something in somebody else’s country. …
You wouldn’t believe what those weirdos came up with! The congressional committee got only the barest glimpse. …
But the CIA objected to these methods. You can’t get the truth out of a guy if you’re going to beat him up because he’ll tell you what you want to hear other than what the truth happens to be. So all sorts of attempts were made to clean up the interrogation methods of South American police. And the CIA did a hell of a lot to make them stop beating people up. The reason for doing this was to make methods more effective.
That’s one of [Dick Helm’s] better traits, that he’s willing to lie to a congressional committee. William Colby didn’t have the guts to do this. Lacking patriotism, he did not lie to a committee. … Why should he tell a group things he knew would leak to the newspapers? He should lied to them. If he were really a patriotic American, he wouldn’t have thought of telling them the truth. …
The CIA is set up so it’s impossible for a person as an individual to aggrogate [sic] to himself the right to lie to a congressional committee or to anyone else. But what he can or cannot say is clearly specified from the day he is sworn in. He can lie to people who are not his bosses, who do not have security clearances. I like Colby very much, but he’s just the wrong kind of guy to be head of the CIA. He’s a good guy.
While the assassination attempts got the most press, behind the scenes CIA was scrambling to avoid any attention on other decades long programs, going back to OSS days, that made attempts to send Fidel Castro an exploding cigar or put LSD in Nasser’s coffee seem quaint.
Contemporary torture’s earliest, deepest and most influential roots are found in the CIA’s Artichoke Project. Indeed, it is Project Artichoke that encapsulates the CIA’s real traveling road show of horrors and atrocities, not MK/ULTRA which, although responsible for its own acts of mindless cruelty, pales in comparison.
That MK/ULTRA received, and continues to receive, the lion’s share of the media’s attention and public outrage over CIA mind control programs was a deliberately planned outcome on the part of the Agency. This outcome was the central objective of a never before revealed covert operation launched in 1975 and informally code-named Dormouse. …
Houston explained that the Agency’s MK/ULTRA program was far less problematic for the CIA because it had been a research-based program that initiated 153 contracts to colleges, universities and research institutions nationwide. These contractors, all stalwart and prestigious institutions like Harvard, Columbia, and Tulane Universities, could serve as viable buffers to any harsh outside attacks.
Houston stressed that deliberate exposure of the MK/ULTRA program by essentially offering it to the press would serve to placate the brewing feeding frenzy over so-called mind control projects, and would divert any investigative attempts into the multi-faceted Artichoke Project.
“This song is about the cynical manipulation of large numbers of people. It does happen.” – Sting, 1983
There really isn't need for bloodshed You just do it with a little more finesse If you can slip a tablet into someone's coffee Then it avoids an awful lot of mess But you can reach the top of your profession If you become the leader of the land For murder is the sport of the elected And you don't need to lift a finger of your hand It's murder by numbers one two three It's as easy to learn as your ABCs Murder By Numbers - The Police
Well, that’s all well and good. But what happened to our sweet little All American Gal, Miley Cyrus? And what’s with that video?
“My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom.” — Miley Cyrus
To be continued.
- Flogging Miley (hipsterracist.wordpress.com)
- Ex-CIA agent held in Panama over cleric abduction – 6 Colombians indicted in DEA agent’s murder (foxnews.com)
- Was This American Journalist Assassinated by the CIA? (worldnewscurator.com)
- Ex-CIA fugitive detained in Panama (bbc.co.uk)
- New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane, while government dupes are crazy and hostile (21stcenturywire.com)
- In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act… George Orwell (oldsaltbooks.wordpress.com)